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1828-1829 Harrisons of County Monaghan arrive in Chenango Co

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:08 pm
When did the various Harrison families of County Monaghan arrive in Chenango County, New York. With the exception of Agnes Harrison Mitchell, most of the Harrison who immigrated into Chenango County, N.Y. arrived in 1828-1829.

Evidence for an 1828-1829 arrival date is two things. First, in the 1850 or 1860 U.S. federal census for Smithville, Chenango County, New York, people told where they were born. When I search for all Harrisons, they line up by birth. Those born 1826 and earlier were born in "Ireland" and those born 1830 and later were born in New York. One exception, a Harrison who is not related to our family. Second evidence is an 1855 state of New York census. The Harrisons tell when they came into the County of Chenango. Depending on the household, they say 26 or 27 years earlier, which is 1828-1829.

Did all Harrisons coem together on the same ship? i don't know. Did Harrisons come directly from Castleblayney, County Monaghan, to Smithville Flats, New York? It appears some came through Liverpool. Agnes Harrison Mitchell family says that her Harrison family came in several ships owned by [Harrison] uncles and stayed in NYC. But again these Harrison-Mitchell came 2-3 decades later than mine who came in 1828-1829.

Polly Lynn